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st: RE: saving file in stata 8

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: saving file in stata 8
Date   Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:04:54 +0100

naveeda salam

> This may sound a silly question.
> I am a new user to stata 8, have been working on stata
> 8 previously.
>  whenever i save a file, it does not appear in the
> list of my documents. whereas in stata 7, a file saved
> always show in the list of my documents.
> Could anyone guide me how to look up at the files
> saved in stata 8. right now , i am memorising the name
> of file, and then open  the file i want, by:
> use (file name).

You don't say what platform you are using. 
I guess Windows. If not, you need to say 
whether you are using some flavour of Unix
or Macintosh. 

The -save- command in Stata saves files
with extension .dta. So whatever you are 
using to find files must include that 
extension as a possibility. In particular, 
the .doc extension, which signals a proprietary 
format used by Microsoft software (especially 
for Word documents), is never used by Stata 
for any purpose whatsoever. 

However, none of this has changed in Stata 
8 as compared with Stata 7. 

If this does not help, contact technical support
at Stata with more precise details of what you 
are doing. 


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